9 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2013 At the People's Choice Awards, One Direction win Favorite Album (Up All Night) and Favorite Song ("What Makes You Beautiful"). Katy Perry gets Favorite Music Video ("Part of Me"), Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, and Favorite Music Fan Following for her fan club, the Katycats.

2012 The White Stripes frontman Jack White appears on the History Channel show American Pickers. In the episode, White buys a stuffed elephant head for the sticker price of $12,500.

2005 Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil marries Lia Gerardini at a ceremony in Las Vegas officiated by MC Hammer, who shared a house with Neil on the reality show The Surreal Life. Among the guests are his bandmates Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx, and basketball star Dennis Rodman. It's Neil's fourth marriage.

2005 Neo soul singer D'Angelo is arrested for drunk driving in his Richmond, Virginia, hometown. He is also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

2004 Miley Cyrus makes her movie debut in Tim Burton's Big Fish, playing 8-year-old Ruthie. She's credited as "Destiny Cyrus."

2002 MTV Cribs tours Mariah Carey's New York penthouse in a special one-hour episode. The pop star, who shows off her personal salon and department-store-sized closet, also demonstrates an elliptical workout in stilettos and enjoys a chaste bubble bath.

1999 Just seven months after hitting the top spot with his debut, DMX' second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, goes to #1 in America.

1991 Sinead O'Connor is named Worst-Dressed Woman of 1990 in Mr. Blackwell's annual list.

1981 Jazz drummer Cozy Cole, known for the 1958 hits "Topsy" and "Topsy II," dies of cancer at age 71.

1979 The Bee Gees perform "Too Much Heaven," the #1 song in America, at the Music For UNICEF Concert at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and also donate royalties from the song to the charity. Other performers include Donna Summer, Rod Stewart and John Denver. It airs on NBC the next night, and later, a soundtrack album is released.

1978 A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys is born in West Palm Beach, Florida.

1973 Lou Reed marries a cocktail waitress named Betty. Not much is known of this union, but apparently it doesn't last very long.

1968 Carl Bell of Fuel is born in Kenton, Tennessee.

1967 Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell is born in Santa Clara, California.

1965 The Beatles' Beatles 65 jumps from #98 to #1 on the Billboard albums chart in one week. The group has two other entries in the Top 10 as well: A Hard Day's Night (#6) and The Beatles' Story (#7).

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Steve Jobs Announces The iPhone


John Mayer joins Steve Jobs onstage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco to introduce Apple's latest invention: the iPhone.

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